Let’s be clear: Furry is an art and fiction thing, not a sex thing. It’s always been a sensitive topic. In the earliest days of organized furry conventions, many felt that they were derailed by advertising in bad places. Media exploitation and nasty “hit pieces” deepened resentments. Without forgetting this background, sex is a topic that can’t be dismissed.
Adult activity is one optional ingredient in a wide open collection of interests. Some furries prefer clean activity only. Some prefer adult. Many express both interests as part of life, in the right times and places.
Such personal interests don’t represent everyone, but they have value. Adult activities pushed limits to open new freedoms and rights. They’ve led advances that built the internet and alternative communities.
In San Francisco, some furry fans recognized a demand for adult-friendly space. An opportunity was caused by overflowing crowds at night life events, that don’t host adult activities. More opportunity came from an invite to join forces with a venue that does. The Citadel is a BDSM “dungeon” club, with a supportive community of 1000+ members. It invites other communities including leather and petplay together for this event.
These sparks grew into the first “Wild Things” party, scheduled for November 8, 2014.
Private parties happen among friends – but as far as I know, there’s never been a bold open-invite event promoted like this. The San Francisco Bay Area has a huge population of geeks and sex-positive subculture, making it more likely to work here than anywhere else. It’s caused attention and rumors among furries, bystanders and others. I reached out to “Wild Things” organizer Catarina to get the real scoop.
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